English Idiom - Sink or Swim
Today's Ginseng English idiom is sink or swim. If you dive into the water, there are literally only two choices: to sink or swim. This idiom means that if you are put in a difficult position and given no help, so it's completely up to you if you fail (sink) or succeed (swim).
Check out the examples below!
I started a new job but my boss was out sick, so I was left to sink or swim!
I didn't speak English when I went to the US, but I always wanted to see New York City, so I decided it was sink or swim!
After 4 years of college, students graduate and must find a job in the real world on their own. They must sink or swim!